Various permits and approvals are required in order for the Highway 407 East project to move forward and for construction to begin. The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has received all permits and approvals for the area between Brock Road and Harmony Road and Highway 412 to Highway 401.
The 407 East Development Group (407EDG) – the consortium selected to deliver the first section of the Highway 407 East project – is required to continue all necessary work related to permits and approvals (see descriptions below).
MTO is currently working on permits and approvals for the area between Harmony Road in Oshawa and Highway 35/115 in Clarington and Highway 418.
This page will be updated with related material once it becomes available.
MTO acquired all the Endangered Species Act permits for the first section of the Highway 407 East project (from Brock Road to Harmony Road) including Highway 412. On behalf of MTO, 407EDG will work in accordance with the conditions and schedules outlined in the permits. The following is a brief summary of the overall benefits for each endangered species affected by the Highway 407 East project:
Redside Dace (fish)
There will be a series of Overall Benefit projects related to Redside Dace in the Duffins Creek, Carruthers Creek and Lynde Creek watersheds in Durham Region. These include the creation of wetlands, riparian planting, bioengineering along stream banks, and removal of barriers and ponds. In 2013, MTO submitted the first monitoring report for this species to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). Beginning in 2014 and continuing until January 2021, 407EDG will produce and submit annual monitoring reports to MTO and MNRF.
As part of the Butternut tree permit, MTO has participated in the MNRF Butternut Tree Archive Program. There will be Butternut trees planted with companion trees on MTO lands to replace the ones that will be removed to build the highway. The new trees will be monitored for five years by 407EDG, who will be responsible for providing annual reports to MTO and MNRF.
Bobolink (bird) and Eastern Meadowlark (bird)
Prime breeding habitat for these bird species will be established on MTO lands within the Highway 407 corridor and maintained by 407EDG for a five-year period. In 2013, MTO submitted the first monitoring report for these species to MNRF. Between 2014 and 2017, 407EDG will produce and submit annual monitoring reports to MTO and MNRF.
Barn Swallow (bird)
Two different types of permanent nesting structures with nesting cups for the Barn Swallow will be constructed on MTO lands within the Highway 407 corridor. These structures will be located in suitable foraging habitat and will be maintained by 407EDG for a five year period. In 2013, MTO submitted the first monitoring report for this species to MNRF. Between 2014 and 2017, 407EDG will produce and submit annual monitoring reports to MTO and MNRF .
- Leask Road
- Washington Road
- Rundle Road
- Cedar Park Road
- Acres Road
- Cole Road
- Brown Road
- Old Mill Road